I am not sure of another TV station that is doing something like this.
The main channel broadcasts the morning show from 5 to 7am with the new hour of First Edition on MeTV coming on from 7 to 8am on 3.2. As you can tell by the show's name, KIII's .2 is a MeTV station.
From what I can tell on Facebook, the show's topics are a little lighter than a standard newscast.
Houston viewers might note Kobos' name sounds familiar. That's because his dad is former KTRK 13 reporter and current assistant news director Don Kobos.
Another Houston note, Fox 26 morning meteorologist Caitilin Espinosa joined KRIV after working at KIII.